A diploma delivery ceremony took place on September 15, 2017, at vocational school No. 27. Among its graduates are the guys coming from Issyk-Kul province who were trained as automechanics under the Regional Scholarship Program. Attending the ceremony were also Kumtor representatives, including Gulmira Turdubayeva, Manager, Administration and Human Resources Development, and Norman Bobocel, Adviser, Personnel Training and Development, who handed presents to the graduates on behalf of the Company, met with other students and visited the teaching block, workshops and the hostel.
On September 18, 2017, Kumtor representatives visited vocational school No. 91 in Bishkek where they met with students trained under the Regional Scholarship Program. The young people studying at this school are trained as pastry cooks. Importantly, nearly all graduates found jobs this year according to their profession in various companies in Kyrgyzstan.
The Regional Scholarship Program is designed to provide assistance to children from needy families living in Issyk-Kul province and has been supported by Kumtor company since 2000. This program enables children from the region (including Balykchi, Ton and Jety-Oguz districts as well as the Ak-Su orphanage) and from socially unprotected groups (orphans, one-parent families with many children or families with incapacitated parents or guardians, etc.) as well as smart children showing good academic results to get access to quality technical secondary education. Also, the program enables children to get a course of short-term first-class professional practical training at the Kumtor mine. The program covers both theoretical and practical training, accommodation and meals at school.
“Our company continues providing support for Issyk-Kul young people, including by providing access to quality education. At vocational schools No. 27 and No. 91 we met both with the graduates and students, including those being trained under the Regional Scholarship Program this year. I’m sure, the knowledge and skills acquired at these educational institutions will give them a good start in life,” said Norman Bobocel, Adviser, Personnel Training and Development.